This Semester’s Top 6 Resources for First-Years

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Christina Plante, Assistant Director, Duke Career Center

Common feedback we receive from first-year students is wishing they knew about some of our Career Center resources earlier. To eliminate this, we have compiled our most relevant and sought-after resources that will help you explore career options, get started looking for experiential opportunities, and stay informed.

  1. CareerConnections
    View and apply for thousands of opportunities available around the world (offered specifically for Duke students). On-Campus Interviews are managed through the tool and you can find and register for Career Center events. This is also where you schedule appointments with a career adviser to discuss your interests, goals, and summer opportunities. Log-in and update your profile today!
  2. Career News Email
    You can personalize emails from us to be sure they match your interests. Keep an eye on your inbox and choose, Personalize this email! You can choose your frequency, content, jobs, events, and even the format of the email. Find this option at the bottom of your next Career News.
  3. What Can I Do With This Major?
    This resource connects academic majors/departments to possible career paths, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize opportunities. It also links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook that can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  4. ZOOM-OUT the Career Center Podcast
    Subscribe and listen to ZOOM OUT to hear about some big-picture ideas to assist you in managing your time at Duke (DesignYourDuke) while developing and practicing important professional development skills and competencies. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, as well as ways to spend your time at Duke to make the most of the experience.
  5. Career Center Guides
    Starting to apply to opportunities? Check out our guides on resume writing, interviewing, cover letter writing, networking, and more! We have three videos that will get you started on a writing a college resume.
  6. Search Strategically
    Ready to move forward with your search? On this section of our website you will find an overview about the job search process and learn a few characteristics that successful and savvy experience seekers possess and implement throughout the search process. These characteristics apply whether you are pursuing an internship, job, volunteer role, fellowship, or membership in a student organization.